mycothiol biosynthetic process

id: GO:0010125
name: mycothiol biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of mycothiol, which consists of N-acetyl-L-cysteine linked to a pseudodisaccharide, D-glucosamine and myo-inositol. Mycothiol is produced in actinomycetes like mycobacteria and serves similar functions to glutathione.

Parent Functions

GO:0010126mycothiol metabolic process
GO:0016138glycoside biosynthetic process
GO:0044272sulfur compound biosynthetic process
GO:0051188cofactor biosynthetic process